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Alabama African American History Calendar

Our journey with the Alabama African American History Calendar started in 2014 when we began planning its Unveiling Program. The Unveiling Program brought the 12 calendar honorees together to participate in activities to promote the book and to share their stories.

From 2014 – 2018, we managed the logistics for following unveiling activities:

  • On-site honoree travel arrangements which included housing, meal functions and transportation to/from unveiling activities
  • The School Program where honorees shared their stories with Birmingham area high school students.
  • The Unveiling Ceremony where honorees participated in a community program to officially unveil the upcoming year’s calendar to the public.

From 2016 – 2018, we took on the added responsibility of managing the design of the actual calendar.

The Alabama African American History Calendar project helped to solidify our position as a “trusted expert” in the area of Alabama African American History event planning and project management.

Project Information


AT&T Alabama


Birmingham, Alabama


2016 – 2018


Glyn Agnew

Regional Director, AT&T Alabama
Advanced Planning Services had been the event planner for the Alabama African American History Calendar unveiling ceremony since its inception. Gaynelle and Vernon made the event a memorable experience for our honorees and invited guests. The saying “Past performance is no guarantee of future results” is widely accepted. However, when it comes to Gaynelle and Vernon their past performance with the Alabama African American History Calendar was specifically the reason, we chose to partner with them for the state of Alabama’s Bicentennial African American History book and the Beyond the Book website. In both cases they exceeded and continue to exceed expectations.